5.31.2008

Patriotic Tiny Treat Boxes

Hi there...time for another Gabby tutorial...lol. It's been a while since I last worked on something to share and apart from that...I've been neglecting my Scor-Pal for projects OTHER than scoring and folding cards. Ok...so here goes! I'm gonna be making about 30 or so of these for our 4th Of July get together celebration. This year we're expecting my inlaws to be here as well as my sister who's in Arizona and also my DD's BFF's. I'm gonna make these only for the kids and fill them with those "snap dragons"...you know...the ones you throw on the ground and they "snap"? That'll keep them entertained in the day time besides the pool until it gets dark enough to start lighting the fireworks. Ok...now here goes for real this time...lol.

Supplies Used:
Brilliant Blue CS 6 1/2" x 4"
Real Red CS 1/2" x 7" (for box band)
Stamp Set Heartfelt Hits 1 from Gina K. (starburst)
Stamp Set Patriotic Mini from Hana Stamps (Hanna holding flag)
Lg. Star Punch from Stampin' Up!
1 3/8" Circle Punch from Stampin' Up!
1" Circle Punch from Stampin' Up!
Jet Black Staz-On
Many Marvelous Markers in Brilliant Blue, Real Red, More Mustard, & Blush Blossom
White Craft ink pad
Zots 3/16" glue dots
Snips scissors
Corner Rounder (with platfrom removed)
Scor-Pal
(click on thumbnail for larger pictures if these are too small for you)

First stamp (if desired) your 6 1/2" x 4" piece of CS.
Grab your Scor-Pal or other scoring device you may have








Turn your stamped CS over and line it up long ways. Score at 1", 3", 4", & 6"
Here it is with the template
Turn your CS piece the short way and score at 1" & 3"
Here it is again with template
Cut ONLY on dotted lines...solids are to fold
Use glue dots or adhesive of choice and add a dot or so to the small flaps (4)
Assemble bottom of box by leaving the smaller flaps on inside
Cut larger side (top) flaps at an angle to create "triangles" as picture. I didn't use a template...just eyeballed it
Cut off small flaps
Use your corner rounder without it's platform/feet and round those corners
Do the same to the "airplane" flaps
Slip in all flaps
Close box
Now on to the belt!
Fold the 1/2" x 7" belt as you go...I didn't score with the Scor-Pal
Add glue dots or adhesive of choice for the belts ends making sure NOT to adhere it to the box...we need it to slip off. Follow the following pictures.
Grab your embellishments for the belt of choice. Here I punched a blue star, red circle and white circle
Here I used Patriotic Hanna for the "spotlight" for the 1" circle
I partially inked up the part of the stamp I wanted to use which here was Hanna's arm and flag
Thank goodness for clear stamps and acrylics...you have a view of where you want then aligned. I'm not a Stamp-A-Majig user...lol.
Color in your image! Here I used Brilliant Blue, Real Red, More Mustard, & Blush Blossom. I used a white gel pen for the stars
Here is how I stacked my punches out...red circle, blue star, white with image. Then I attached them to the belt using glue dots.
Slip the belt on to your box and YOU'RE DONE!!! TA DA!!! Finished box measures 2" x 2" x 1"!!!

The possibilities are endless. You can make these for Weddings, Baby Showers, or just for fun to give to friends and family. You can fill them with candies, embellishments for a crafter friend, you can even use these as jewelry boxes!!! You can even use ribbon instead of CS for the belt!
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and hope you try it out! Holla at me if you make one so I can checkitout! ;) Thanks for stoppin' by!

6 comments:

Joani said...

Those are cool Gabby! Thanks for the tutorial! That set looks like something that I "need" too!
Hugs,
Joani

Sonya said...

Wow Gabby those boxes are just awesome! thanks for the tutorial..Im gonna keep this in mind:o)

Shelly said...

I love making these little boxes, yours is one of the cutest I have seen Gabby. Love how you used the new Hanna set!

Cyndi said...

I really like this box. Great job - CROD

Bobbie said...

Gabby....your little box looks like the one I received from you with all the blog candy in it. My camera is broke so can't take a picture of all the goodies I got.Love the little note holder and the ribbon, flowers, and everything else you sent. I am sure I will be able to use it all. Thank you very much for everything.
Angel Hugs...Bobbie

Stampin' Meg said...

Super cute, Gabby. Whatcha gonna put in them?